My dear Sista in the arts and in the cosmos, Erykah Badu, seemed to make the mistake of her career. Bad album? Or photo shoot? Nope. Far beyond the awkward appearing relationships with the various fathers of her children. In fact, who cares about that?!? That is her business. It doesn't affect her music, her [...]
Well, the title may be a bit dramatic to taste, but this represents the power of art. Sometimes it is simply a matter of influence. When I was just a grade school student I was introduced to jazz and reggae via my brother who to a large extent was influenced by our big sister's high [...]
Photos from my quick stop in Pittsburgh, PA's Hill District. Home of great ancestors such as Art Blakey, August Wilson and EJ Josey. There was a great shop called the Ujamaa Collective. Click the logo to check out their site!
I just watched an absolutely terrific film! Ok, let me back up just a bit... There's a singer we all know as the "High Priestess of Soul", right? How about songs like I Loves You Porgy and Mississippi Goddam, and her gut-wrenching version of Strange Fruit. We even know of her daughter's album and the rough time she [...]
Spaced out, zoned out, disgusting, eclectic, deep, grungy, bright, fun, challenging, confusing, bold, electric music. I can't even begin to put Flying Lotus into a category... Why bother? To categorize Flying Lotus kind of ruins the experience. It starts to raise a certain level of expectation. And although I do expect a lot out of [...]
The Umojah Nation crew opened for this immensely talented Sista - Etana - at the Grog Shop in Cleveland Heights. Love my reggae family! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6OummuSaIk
The long-awaited debut album for our reggae family called Umojah Nation is set! Check the flyer for details and get Ready, Ready to join us! - Peace http://www.umojahnation.com Joining us on stage will be throwback Umojah, Hybrid Shakedown and Passport Project http://www.umojahnation.com